FCH-JU publishes study on the joint procurement of fuel cell buses in Europe

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU, has published a new study on the joint procurement of fuel cell buses, with the aim of further facilitating the deployment of fuel cell buses in Europe. 

The study worked with 90 different European cities and regions on the business case for the deployment of fuel cell buses and identified a potential demand for over 1,500 buses in these locations. 

Bus manufacturer Van Hool receives an order for 40 fuel cell buses

28th february 2018

Belgian bus manufacturer has announced on the 28th of February that it has received an order for 40 fuel cell buses for Germany. This is the biggest order for fuel cell buses a manufacturer has ever received in Europe. 

The order has been placed in the framework of the JIVE project, which will deploy 139 new fuel cell buses in five countries in Europe. The buses will be delivered to Germany: 30 buses will be deployed in Cologne and the remaining 10 will de deployed in Wuppertal. 

Launch of 3Emotion’s first 2 Fuel Cell Electric Buses (hydrogen buses) at public transport operator RET in Rotterdam

It is now widely acknowledged that the future of public transport buses will have to be zeroemission. Fuel cell electric buses (FCEB’s - also called hydrogen buses) are one of the technologies that meet that requirement.

Friday, June 30, the first fuel cell electric buses of the 3Emotion project, funded by the FCHJU, are being launched at public transport operator RET in Rotterdam.

Launch of the European clean bus deployment initiative

With the Paris climate agreement in force, the EU is more than ever committed to a global transition towards a low carbon economy. Local and regional leaders have a key role in cutting carbon emissions by upgrading our transport systems making them cleaner, more energy efficient and more sustainable.

Low-emission mobility brings significant benefits to our citizens whilst strengthening innovation and competitiveness of our industry. We therefore all need to support zero-emission transportation as the most effective and efficient form of public mobility in our regions and cities.